Guidelines for safe work practices in the public warehousing industry (SIC-4225) are presented. Hazards are identified and specific preventive measures are proposed. Industrial health and safety programs, employee training, environmental control, and exposure to air contaminants are discussed. Regulations regarding walking and working surfaces, exits and exit markings, ventilation, noise, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, environmental controls, medical and first aid, fire protection, materials handling and storage, machinery and machine guarding, hand and portable powered tools, and electrical devices are listed. Recordkeeping procedures necessary for compliance with OSHA requirements on accident reporting are detailed.